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Grateful Dead Live at Old Renaissance Faire Grounds on 1972-08-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Old Renaissance Faire Grounds on 1972-08-27

Publication date 1972-08-27 (check for other copies)
Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Set 1

The Promised Land
Me And My Uncle
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Mexicali Blues

Set 2

Playing In The Band
He's Gone
Jack Straw
Bird Song
Greatest Story Ever Told

Set 3

Dark Star ->
El Paso
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones
One More Saturday Night


I am deeply indebted to Seth Kaplan for this copy of this
epic show. I have had several different copies over the past five years,
and this is the cleanest I've heard. Notably, it lacks the small
clicks/pops in Dark Star that mar most circulating copies. It also
has both encores.

Known flaws:
There are moments of sound system disortion/buzziness at places,
such as the beginning of Promised Land, which are present on
all versions I've heard.
Specific glitches:
D1t07 (Rider): Subsecond dropout @ 11:14
D2t06 (Greatest): Subsecond discontinuity @ 3:36; may be
sound system. Brief bit of static @ 5:07.
D3t01/02: 2 second elision between Dark Star and El Paso


Reviewer: kempe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2013
Subject: redick
head them playing samples on the sirius GD station this morning and am i glad i did. Listed to it twice today. By far my favorite Greatest Story Ever Told i have ever heard. Changed the song for me.
Reviewer: huffmatic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2013
Subject: Wowzers
You guys weren't kidding. This show is outstanding in almost every way. And I just moved to Oregon so that's kinda cool:) Jerry's guitar sound and playing is really crisp and the interplay between him and Bob is amazing.

I can't believe the quality of the sound. Somebody has given that tape a lot of TLC over the years for it to still sound like that. Amazing!!
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 8, 2013
After sampling all of the different sources for this show, covering many different songs, my ears have determined that this Seth Kaplan tape is the absolute best available. Instrument levels and overall sonic balance is much improved, along with clearer, cleaner vocals. EQ can be slightly improved by listening though iTunes on the "Rock" EQ setting, but I prefer this tape straight up.

Incredible show, maybe top 10 from the band's 35 year career. My favorite Dark Star of all time.
Reviewer: pulp79 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2009
Subject: This is THE version!
Cleanest version I've ever heard, by far. Everything is so absolutely crystal clear, I almost miss the old crackles and pops of the more familiar versions. Almost. I've always liked this show alot, but felt that it wasn't quite on the level of some of their September shows, most notably 9/17 and 9/21. Over the years it's made it's way out of my rotation, but now I have a newfound appreciation for it with this new version, so I may have to reconsider my stance.

Dark Star here I come!
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